Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reportedly linked to...

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    [h=1]Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reportedly linked to recent purchasing of PEDs[/h] Published January 29, 2013
    Associated Press







    NEW YORK – Major League Baseball said it is "extremely disappointed" about new allegations of performance-enhancing drug use against Alex Rodriguez and other players contained in a newspaper report.
    The Miami New Times, a popular alternative weekly, said in a story Tuesday that it had obtained files through an employee at a recently closed clinic in south Florida that show Rodriguez purchased HGH and other substances.
    "We are always extremely disappointed to learn of potential links between players and the use of performance-enhancing substances. ... Through our Department of Investigations, we have been actively involved in the issues in South Florida," MLB's statement said.
    Rodriguez, the New York Yankees slugger currently recovering from hip surgery, has admitted using steroids from 2001-03 but insisted he stopped after that.
    "We fully support the Commissioner's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. This matter is now in the hands of the Commissioner's Office," the Yankees said in a statement. "We will have no further comment until that investigation has concluded."
    Other players named by the New Times as appearing in the records at Biogenesis include Melky Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez, Bartolo Colon and Nelson Cruz. Cabrera, the All-Star game MVP for the San Francisco Giants last season, was suspended 50 games in August for failing a drug test. The outfielder has signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as a free agent.
    Colon, a pitcher for the Oakland A's, was also suspended 50 games in August.
    Gonzalez, who went 21-8 for the Washington Nationals last season, and Cruz, who hit 24 home runs for the Texas Rangers, had not previously been linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
    The Rangers said in a statement that after being contacted by the New Times late last week, they notified Major League Baseball. The club said it had no further comment.
    Gonzalez posted on his Twitter feed: "I've never used performance enhancing drugs of any kind and I never will, I've never met or spoken with tony Bosch or used any substance."
    The report said that the notes of clinic chief Anthony Bosch list the players' names and the substances they received, including human growth hormone and steroids. Several unidentified employees and clients confirmed to the publication that the clinic distributed the substances, the paper said. The employees said that Bosch bragged of supplying drugs to professional athletes but they never saw the sports stars in the office.
    Any player found by MLB to use banned, performance-enhancing substances, is subject to suspension.
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    Murcielago Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to see the Yankees try to sue their way out of the remainder of his contract.
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    Too bad the PEDs didn't help him during the playoffs.
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    the Artie Chair New Member Shot Dead

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    Anybody notice a common theme here?
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    Mike Fran has guys on WFAN (and YES) right now talking about how the Yankees cannot get out of the contract because of PED use. The only penalty under MLB rules for PED usage are suspensions and loss of pay. If A-Rod gets suspended it will be for 50 games. Then he loses 50 games of pay but it's nothing compared to a five year remainder of contract plus the incentive clause money.
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    lol. Proof right there that he's telling the truth.
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    Murcielago Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the Yanks would have a winnable case, I'd just enjoy the fight. The only argument I could see is equating it with a guy who hides an existing injury at the signing period, meaning he intentionally deceived the team about his physical status.
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    With the money they still owe Arod if I were the Yanks Id give a lawsuit a try, what is a few more millions at this point if you can possibly save hundreds.
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